Here are our top tips for navigating the estate agent fee conversation.
Whether it is loud house parties, constant piles of rubbish or anti-social behaviour, how can you sell your house when you’ve got the neighbours from hell?
When selling a house, you need your paperwork to be in order and that includes certain documents and certificates. Read our checklist of certificates that you need for an easy sale
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a review of how energy efficient your house is.
It’s something most of us don’t want to think about but will eventually have to do after our elderly parents die.
Make sure your property is seen by even more buyers by getting the right wording on your Rightmove property listing.
When someone enters your home, the first space they see is your hallway. So, it’s important to get the décor right to give it the wow factor that will attract buyers.
You’ve lived in the house. You know its every nook and cranny but are you really the best person to show people around the house you are selling?
When selling your house, nothing is more important than a good photo to entice prospective buyers – and first impressions count!
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year for the High Street – but if you’re thinking about selling a house in December, the forecast isn’t so merry and bright.
In the past, estate agents will have insisted on writing your property description. They know what buyers want to hear and what is relevant. However, the rise in online estate agents means sellers now have the choice to market their own property
Online estate agents claim they can save you thousands of pounds by charging a flat fee instead of a commission like traditional agents, but is there a catch? We dig deeper into the pros and cons.
Most people only ever move house once or twice in their lives. It’s a massive commitment both mentally and financially so how can you avoid the pitfalls of selling before that ‘For Sale’ sign even goes up?
Clutter: It’s everyone’s guilty secret. Piles of the stuff we just can’t bear to throw away or be bothered to tidy up. Or worse, stuff that’s there because you’ve got nowhere left to store it.
If you are selling your house, there are two things you can do to get the best price for your property. First, make sure you know your market and secondly, ensure your home is dressed to impress.
Is an open house a hassle-free way to get a quick sale and better price for your property? Or could it put off potential buyers? We look at the pros and cons.
Did you know when selling your home, a messy garden can be a big turn off and could lose you £60K?
House dressing is big business as home-owners turn to professionals to give their house a marketing makeover. Long gone are the days when you’d just tidy up to showcase your home.
Gardens are beginning to bloom and there are more sunny days, but it can still be difficult for those trying to sell their homes. House Move Pro talks to three estate agents who give their top tips for putting spring in your house move
It's time to get acquainted
Loosen up your purse strings! Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which we highly doubt as you’re here on our site) you have probably been told by now that buying and selling your home is an expensive pursuit, and one that should be handled with care and attention. If you’re a person who is particularly price conscious, it’s important to remember that cheap doesn’t always mean best, and if due diligence isn’t done right, it can cost you even more money in the long-run.
Increase your chances of selling quickly
What can sellers do to boost the attractiveness of their homes without spending a fortune? Follow these simple steps to present your home at its best.
How can you keep your garden blooming in the hot Summer months?
In a slow market, buyers are getting more choosy, looking for a perfect property inside and out. While you can’t change the size of your plot or location, here a to-do list to keep your outdoor space looking neat and attractive.
Just keep calm and carry on
Let’s face it, no one enjoys moving day. Packing up your entire life into boxes can seem daunting but it really doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together some handy tips to make your moving day a relative breeze…
Insider tips from an estate agent
You've got the deposit, the right people behind you, and you're feeling ready enough to take the plunge and snap up your ideal home. In a highly competitive property market, we wish that buying a house was that easy, but it's not. Whether you're stuck in a chain or buying for the first time, we asked Daniel Bourne, Senior Branch Manager at Douglas Allen, Barkingside, to share his secrets on how to give yourself the edge over other buyers.
It's got a seriously bad rep
Cue the relentless Japanese knotweed or fallopia japonica – the bane of homeowners, property developers and governments alike. So evasive and threatening to our eco-system, if you’re caught planting or growing it in the wild (why would anyone want to?) it’s considered to be a serious wildlife offence. It’s also a pain to get rid of and infests pretty much anything within its wake – including the rock hardest of structures. Even a herbicide solution, considered to be a cost-effective and sustainable removal method, means it can take 1 to 3 years to get to work effectively. No wonder the JK has a bad rep!